A core value of Okanagan Bible College is to serve existing organizations. God's kingdom is advanced when we work cooperatively together. More and more agencies are developing apart from the regular educational systems to provide specialized training but without degree granting ability. Okanagan Bible College is open to partner with such under our policy agreement which ensures that quality and regulation is guarded.
Okanagan Bible Colelge is pleased to have international affiliation of schools. At this time, we are parterning with organizations, such as:
Students can earn credits from current training organizations, such as:
Crest Leadership Centre (www.crestleadership.ca) – with this partnership students who successfully complete the Crest training can earn the Master in Christian Leadership degree from Canadian Graduate School of Ministry. Those completing the Crest training can then move on to complete the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership.
Fleetwood International Fellowship (www.fichurch.org) – this Surrey, BC church has partnered with Okanagan Bible College to offer credit for training the church training center is offering, leading to a bachelor degree.
Calgary Life School of Ministry (www.calgarybiblecollege.com) – this church has developed a full Bible College offering bachelor degrees under Okanagan Bible College.
Millar College of the Bible (www.millarcollege.ca)
Okanagan Bible College welcomes strategic partnerships with denominational bodies that desire to have significant input into what they wants pastors to have in training. Denominations can have a leading role in shaping the training of their pastors:
- Specify the categories of learning
- Approve a variety of ways that learning can be done
- Okanagan Bible College certifies that an appropriate level of work is attained, and then grants credits
- Okanagan Bible College confers a degree upon the student's completing all requirements satisfactorily
Similarly to denominations, mission agencies can shape the training of their candidates, and have them earn degrees through Okanagan Bible College.
Okanagan Bible College continues to forge other partnerships and relationships as we continue talks with schools in other nations. The purpose of these partnerships and relationships is to provide Canadians and the world unique educational advantages with as strong a practical application to their lives and work as possible.